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We fished the mouth of Pungo river on Saturday from about 6:15 through 11:00 using artificials (Gulp white grubs on 1/8 oz heads). Surface water temps were hovering right around 80 F. Water clarity was poor with not more than 12" visibility (thanks, Elsa).

During that time we boated approximately 15-18 (no one was counting) flounder from keeper size to six inches. Moving more toward the middle of the Pamlico we found another shoal holding flounder and boated another 15-20, again from six inches to some over 16". Tired of pulling in fish we couldn't keep we moved over near Indian Island and boated three nice specks and a 19" puppy. Most bit on the white curly tailed Gulps. A similar white curly tail (non-Gulp) got no action. I'm guessing with water quality a lot of these fish were hunting by smell instead of sight.

Considering water conditions and the fact that Elsa blew through less than 48 hours before, not so bad, IMO.

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Sunday we fished East Fork and picked up some shorty flounder then moved to the mouth of Pungo river from about 7:30 through 11:00 using artificials (Gulp white grubs on 1/8 oz heads). Surface water temps were hovering right around 80 F. Water clarity was improved over the previous week with maybe 1.5-2.5 ft" visibility. Winds out of the S/SW at 10-15 knots. We boated approximately 10-12 flounder with the number of keeper size out numbering the shorties. A couple were over 17".

We tried fishing the north side of Indian Island but water levels were low so stirring mud didn't appeal to me. Tried the south side as well and again, water levels were too low to get into casting distance of the grass line. We moved over into the mouth of South Creek and worked a shoal just inside the mouth and boated some under sized speck, a couple of keeper sized flounder and a 22" and 19" puppy. Most bit on the white curly tailed Gulps jigged along the bottom.

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